Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Dealing With The Heat, Slow Internet and The Crud

We are in Canton for First Monday this July 4th weekend. Most of last week Sandy and I both have been  battling the crud and just didn’t fill up to doing anything. Right this moment we are having a much needed rain shower that has cooled things down. I see the whole country is fighting the heat and high heat index's. It certainly has kept me inside and doing any chores either early in the mornings or late in the evenings. Even then I come back inside the home looking as if someone might have thrown a bucket of water on me. If this keeps up I may have to resort to this to remain cool. image

Also for some reason we’ve had a couple of days where our internet services with the air card have been rather slow. Don’t know if they were working on the tower or what but everything seems to be back to normal now.

We went to Tyler yesterday and dropped by Best Buy as Sandy wanted to look at the Ipad again. While she was looking at the Ipad I dropped over to the camera area as I wanted to look at the Panasonic Lumix digital cameras I’ve read about on Jerry’s and Al’s blogs.

Panasonic - 12.1-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black

They had a ZS5 on display and on sale for $269, normally $299. It is a tiny thing and the salesperson rated it very good for the price. Didn’t get it though as I felt sure Sandy would want to order the Ipad. Didn’t do that neither, so back to Canton we drove after first stopping at a RV dealer to buy a 25Ft non-kickable 1/2” water hose. It looks like I’m going to have to replace the one on the home. I’m not looking forward to this as the one their now is on a automatic reel and I’m not exactly sure how to go about it. With my vision problem I sure could use my friend Mark now. Sandy will be by my side when I tackled this project when we get back to base next week.

They took my Mom to ER Saturday evening as she was having trouble swallowing and wanted to burp everything back up. They did a upper GI on her Monday and found she had a Hiatal Hernia and will treat with medicine. She came home yesterday evening a little tried and worn but said she felt a little better.

Until next time….MtnAire Travlers.


  1. You are is hot everywhere!! It will be nice when things return to normal again. Hope you guys are feeling better after the battle with the crud. There are times our aircard slows down some.
    We have looked at the Lumix. It was recommended to us by a camera pro at Wolf Camera. I think he really likes the lens on it- Leica Lens.

    You all take care!
    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

  2. Thanks to the rains yesterday it has cooled some here in Austin. Hope you get some of the coolness.

    I have seen a lot of comments among the RV bloggers about the Lumix ZS7 & ZS5. I have been looking for a replacement digital for a while. I ordered one from B&H Photo and it should be here today. We'll let you know how it performs.

    Mac & Dianna

  3. Don't - DON'T - pay $260 for a ZS5 - that's too much. We bought the ZS6, a little heftier camera, with a little more ooomph to it, at Costco for $239. Costco has a 90 day return policy on electronics, so if it doesn't satisfy, you have three months to decide. It's still small enoough for a pocket, very handy, and the learning curve is easy.